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Summer Graphic Tees + Life Update

sassy queen boutique summer graphic tees

Hey boys and gals, it's been a hot minute but I'm here. Alive, positive (with a couple of struggles here and there) and working on the healthy side of things. Initially, this post was supposed to be about the cutest summer graphic tees from Sassy Queen Boutique. But as life has it's surprising ways, it turns out I'll be going to more deep subjects. First things first, graphic tees are a great canvas to any outfit and a way of making a statement or show off your personality in a cute way! Sassy Queen Boutique has a great selection of fun and entertaining phrases for all tastes and interests. Their differential, however, is that you can select the color of fabric, the color of letters, the shape (muscle tee, crew neck, etc) and so many options…

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VICI Collection Summer Dresses

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I've recently partnered with VICI Collection on Instagram to feature a few summer dresses, but I LOVED these outfits so so much I thought it'd be a shame to not share them here on the blog as well. I'd love to know if you agree with me :) This cotton maxi dress is a show stopper (like is it just me who thinks that?!) I love that it comes with a loose belt so I can tie the waist and make it fitted. You have the option of tieing to the back as well for less bulk. It has a deep v-neck in front and back. The ruffle detail on the sleeve as well as on the hem make it that much more girly but still so chic. basilica cotton maxi white dress // marena faux suede heels…

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Top 5 Statement Spring Pieces

Wide striped pants

We couldn’t be more excited about the arrival of spring. Spring is all about awakening – the awakening of nature, the awakening of ourselves, the awakening of fashion. It’s very difficult to choose the wardrobe essentials for a specific season as the choices tend to be very subjective. For some people, it’s the always popular must-haves, such as the little black dress or a regular white T-shirt that can never go out of fashion and can be worn at all times. Other people, however, include all the popular trends into their essential spring collection – items that are trendy at that very moment. Here, we have a list of the five top statement pieces for spring. Some are popular at the moment and will be in the years to come as well, while some…

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Magnolia Boutique Spring Styles

Magnolia boutique

Just got back from an enjoyable morning with the Magnolia Boutique ladies at their headquarters on the south side on Indy! I did a try-on sesh with the cutest Spring Styles. If you've missed it head on to their stories.  As promised I will show you a couple of my favorite spring looks from this morning. The first is one of their best sellers, and pretty much a staple for the busy gal who wants to look polished without trying too hard. This curved hem halter top maxi dress in dusty pink is as soft as it looks. A great style to wear belted or unbelted. Changing the accessories will give new life to the dress. It's so incredibly versatile! I'm wearing a size small. It comes in S, M and L. It also comes in…

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Spring Styles Under $30

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I love budget friendly fashion pieces that are actually so cute they look expensive! These spring styles under $30 were my last month's finds and I'd love to share them with you because they cause quite the stir when I wore them out!! First find is this jumpsuit made of a thin cotton fabric that's breathable and lightweight. I love the tie on the waist and adore the vintage floral print. The sleeveless and Capri length style makes this perfect for summer with a denim jacket for the cool breeze days! flower print tie waist jumpsuit $24 // sunnies comes in three colors // Helana knotted sandal // round rattan bag [show_shopthepost_widget id="3112077"] Next, I wore this bell sleeve mini-dress to an event in town and loved the buzz it created. Pictures don't do justice to…

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Lulus Spring Essentials: Dresses, shorts, top and Jumpsuit.

piggy buns hair style and coral floral dress

Ladies, by now we are more than ready for the warm weather so hopefully, this post will inspire you to get some spring shopping done and pray pray pray for the sun to shine again here in the midwest!!! I've been experimenting with Lulus lately and have to say I'm impressed with their merchandise, price point, and customer service. So I'm doing a round up of my Lulus spring essentials and hope you'll join me and enjoy a look at my day wearing Lulus!! Lounging is one of my favorite things to, sadly I don't get to do much of it nowadays. But that doesn't prevent me from dreaming of those days. I used to love flipping the pages of a fashion magazine while I sipped my coffee and relaxed on the couch or…

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White Easter Dress

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Easter is literally a few days away and I'm so ready! To kick off this Holy Week I want to celebrate the resurrection of our Christ in style and in humbleness. Wearing my Sunday's best white eater dress AND having nothing but gratitude to show! I love Easter for so many reasons, colorful pastels, and sweet feelings. This is the season of the purples and lilacs, and I love it. But I do understand it might not be the best color for everyone. Also, it won't give you the same longevity as a neutral color. So I decided to style my very beloved (not to say old) LWD!! This one is at least 5 years old and I wear it EVERY spring and summer, multiple times. Now that's something fast-fashion won't give you!! Shop the…

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Free People Spring Dresses

Free people counting daisies red dress

Guys I've been drooling over all the spring inspired looks on my screen, so when I found these two Free People dresses I knew I had to share them with you! So there I went with my girl Amber to venture into Indiana's lovely winter to create some inspiration of my own... I honestly (and biased) think we nailed these 2 looks, but let me tell you shooting these in a 30-degree weather is not what it seems! Hahaha that being said I have soooo much more respect for models who do photo shoots and model clothes for a living! Brrrrr About this Red Counting Daisies Off The Shoulder Dress (that also comes in yellow, navy and white). It's a full skirt, think doll dress with pockets (YES, how exciting is that!!!) and a thick linen fabric that…

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Parker Smith Jeans & Broad Ripple Hangouts

Lack of color tan hat and cult gaia bag

Did I tell you about my latest denim obsession? Parker Smith Jeans it is. And to light up our gloomy winter days, I decided to take you around the hip Broad Ripple area in Indy to show you my favorite hangout spots while wearing my favorite Parker Smith Jeans! First stop The Garden Table. They have a gorgeous location downtown but I also love this smaller, more rustic version in BR. It's just as popping with a cool crowd! If you love fresh produce, health-conscious and delish gourmet brunch foods you'll definitely love this place. Not to mention some of the best cold-pressed juices in town! I'm all for their avocado toast with topped with an egg and the Hoosier Heater juice is my all-time favorite!! All Photos Credit to Amber Bryant from Images By…

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Ironworks Hotel Indy – Preview it Through My Eyes

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Hubs and I celebrated Christmas together a couple days earlier last month. We were gifted a "staycation" and had a remarkable stay at the Ironworks Hotel Indy, complete with a delicious date at the town's talk Provision Restaurant and brunch at the yummiest Rize Restaurant. It was such a nice escape from the craziness of the season and we were beyond impressed with the whole experience. Sometimes all we need is a night out to re-connect with our spouse and talk to each other and not about the kids!! I 100% recommend it :) Let me just tell you how beautiful this place looks even from the outside. It's so unique, like nothing I've ever seen. A combination of modern industrial atmosphere with refined touches of luxury, leathers and rustic woods. Upon entering the hotel we…

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